[CentOS] ssh in while in fsck

Thu Apr 28 13:15:18 UTC 2011
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 03:38:44AM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> >>
> >> Does anyone know if it's possible to have that happen with CentOS? It
> >> would be nice to have it boot that way, so that if you checked, and
> >> figured it should have been up already, you could handle the problem
> >> without coming in....
> >>
> >>        mark
> > 
> > 
> sshd can't come up before the fsck ... fsck is done on unmounted file
> systems.  On the old Sun machines (and the new ones for that matter)
> there was a remote console (exactly what Brian mentions) that you had
> access to where you started the OS.  This Console allow you to see
> things before sshd was turned on via the machine, but it was also on a
> separate IP address from the machine.

Same with DRAC.  It's useful, for example, if one is trying to do
something like team NICs, and a mistype makes the machine's main IP
address unreachable.  As Johnny says, it's a separate IP address. 

Scott Robbins
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